Be Thou, O God, Exalted High

Representative Text

Be Thou, O God exalted high;
And, as Thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till Thou art here, as there, obeyed.

Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #560

Text Information

First Line: Be thou, O God, exalted high
Title: Be Thou, O God, Exalted High
Source: Tate & Brady, 1696
Language: English


Be Thou, O God, exalted high. A cento in the Baptist Hymnal, Phila., 1902, from the New Version, Ps. Ivii. (p. 800, ii.). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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HEBRON (Mason)



The Cyber Hymnal #485
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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #560Text
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #4
The Cyber Hymnal #485TextScoreAudio
Include 163 pre-1979 instances
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